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The Challenge of Democracy

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The Challenge of Democracy

Britain 1832-1918

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The Challenge of Democracy by Hugh Cunningham
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Britain's 19th century was a period of unprecedented and rapid change - the modernization of a world power. This text is a fresh, authoritative history of this period. Britain is set firmly in the context of world power and the possession of empire. The overarching theme is the challenge presented by democracy in a period framed by the First and the Fourth Reform Acts. "Democracy" itself had no stable meaning. Contrary to popular memory, its opponents were quite as vocal as its advocates. This book explores its implications for the role of the state, for the governance of the world's largest empire, and for the relationship between the different nations within the United Kingdom.

Author Biography

Hugh Cunningham is Professor of Social History, University of Kent. He is the author of several books, including the highly-regardedChildren and Childhood in Western Society since 1500 (Longman, 1995).
Release date Australia
September 21st, 2001
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
314
Dimensions
158x234x18
ISBN-13
9780582313040
Product ID
1794068

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